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Suffolk Police and Commonwealth's Attorney Office Law Enforcement and Prosecution Enhancement Programs

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $61,384)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Suffolk, through the police department, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance enforcement and prosecution. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase in-car cameras for police vehicles. Funds will also be used for training, research materials, and supplies for the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. JAG funds will assist the Suffolk Police Department's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 22, 2010